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THIRTY-SECOND YEAH—NO. 8. LEWISTON, IDAHO, THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 1908 CHINESE FINISH NOTED TOI WAR I : _ ; REACH PEACE TERMS IN SAN I : YEARS OF BLOODSHED— TROU FRANCISCO AFTER SEVEN RLE OYER CHINESE GIRL SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 9.-The bloodiest of tong wars that this country has seen, which originated i seven years ago over a Chinese j girl, and in which more than 50 per- j sons have been killed and more than ' double that number wounded, was | declared off at a meeting of the various tongs held yesterday at the rooms of the Six Companies in this city. The trouble started over the sale of Wan Len, a slave girl, to Lui Ng, a member of the Ping Kun tong, by Ah Wong, a member of the Hop Sing tong. Lui Ng paid $2200 for Wan Len, *1011 Ah "Wong declared that this was not full payment. As Ltil Ng refused to pay more, war was dedar- ] ejj between the Ping Kun tong and the Hop Sings. The first clash was In Clay street and resulted in seven being killed and 1© wounded, and since that time the fighting has been continuous. J Lately the Hop Sings, in their de sire to get back the money alleged to be dne their tong, held up a fan tan game at Los Angeles and In the , fracas two members of the Bo Ons, a totally different and inoffensive tong, were shot by the Hop Sings, with the result that he fight became general and every tong was Impli cated. Seeing that the war was liable to spread too far. the presidents of the companies called a meeting last Thursday to settle It and the upshot of it was that Lui Ng was awarded the girl and the Hop Sings declared to be In the wrong. A jurv of the See Tups seven years ago rendered a similar verdict. INCREASED PAY FOR THE NAVY I HALE'S BILL GIVES A SUBSTAN- « T TAT. RAISE to officers and HEN AND SETTLES STAFF AND LINE CONTROVERSIES ! WASHINGTON, Jan. 9.—A bill whose passage it is expected will work important changes in the per- j sonnel of the navy and greatly in crease its efficiency was introduced today by Hale of the senate commit- j tee on naval affairs. It proposes the settlement of the vexatious question as to whether a member of the staff corps shall rank with the line officers and puts an j end to the creation of bureaus by the secretary of the navy and gives a substantial raise in pay to every commissioned officer and enlisted man in the navy and marine corps. JACK LONDON ] Il I \1 IIP inmrT MAY Hr Alllllrl iflim 1 UL llUIllI I SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 9-— Friends of Jack London, the author, are beginning to feel uneasy over his failure to arrive at Marquesas Islands, which he was expected to reach early in December. London sailed from Hilo Hawaii, in October last in his little craft, the Snark. The little boat was equipped w Ith a gasoline engine and may be drifting as the result of Injury to ] the machinery. London was accom- | panled by his wife, a few friends an d a small crew. Whlle the regular shipments of Idaho's grain crop are to Chicago, ! roany shipments are going to Texas! *nd Southwestern points. Indiana Live Stock Breeden INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Oan. 9.— The Indiana Live Stock Breeders' association held Its fourth annual I meeting at the state house today : with a good attendance. The busi ness end of swine farming, feeding ; vs. breeding, and the value of pedl gree were among the subjects dis I cussed. The principal speakers : were O. E. Bradfute of Xenia, Ohio, an( l Professor William Dietrich of jthe University of Illinois. i j j ' | PIERCE CAMP OE PRODUCER ACTIVITIES IN ALL PROPERTIES GAINING PROPOSI-jthe —CONFIDENCE IS GROUND—DREDGE TION MAKES GREAT SHOWING ''Mining operations are active in] the Pierce district, and .aside from a large amount of assessment work, ] the development of a number of properties is being carried on throughout .the winter," said Mining Engineer J. H. Jones, who returned yesterday from a business visit to th Pierce district, J "The camp is destined to become one of the greatest gold-procfticing regions of the West, and as soon jas the first mine is made others will , follow In a short time. The people who have the properties have the fullest confidence in the district, and even though the law is now pending that will suspend the assessment work for this year, few of the prop erty holders are waiting to take ad vantage of such an act. The finan cial situation will limit the scope of the development, but work now be lng performed Is of such a character as will eventually prove the value of the properties and the absence of j greater capital at this time can only delav the making of the camp. delav the making of camp. "The dredge proposition is at tracting much attention, and while no person in the camp other than the manager has any positive knowledge as to the amount of gold taken out during the past nine months, a conservative estimate would place this value at not less than $75,000, and the operating ex penses have not exceeded $15,000. "The Sunrise people are driving « crosscut tunnel on the old San Diego property that will cut the San Diego, Fleetwood and at least three other Th " tu ""' to l about 1400 fet In length. _ "The Ozark company is working ! shift on the Wild Rose crosscut 1 tunnel and on the Gold Dollar claim. a blind vein 20 feet wide has been tapped by the Wild Rose vein and some good-looking ore taken out. M. A. Ellis has completed his work on the Frenchie property on French mountain, and it is reported jsome fine ore has been uncoveied on th B. & S. group, where development work is being carried on undr the direction of A. J. Morrow. j ——-— " NEVADA MINERS 1T , 9.— I ] SEARCHLIGHT, Nev., Jan. - Caught In the act of blowing open ; the safe of the Brown-Gosney com pany's store at 2:30 o'clock yeeter-jof day morning, William McVey. j Thomas Nolan and William Kellogg, 'the latter two miners from Goldfield, ! engaged in a running pistol fight w jth Deputy Otto Bodie and John c^auit, employes of the store. The n>ert were traced to a room In the gtar lodging house. The officers____ forced open the door of the room j and found all three prisoners fully ] dressed, pretending drunkenness. A j Bearch 0 f the room revealed a com -| plete outfit of burglar's tools, ^' e3> : ] co idchisel8 and a bottle of nitro | g i yce rlne. when caught the robbers had al ! the strong ho* more than $5000 |money $345 has been recovered . the outer door of ready blown open tfe and secured $850 «n maw ooen th contained » a c»e,ired $850 and the sa e and » of; preparing to blow open which Of the stolen ! SCHMITZ GOES FREE GUILTY OF EXTORTION APPELLATE COURT OF CALIFORNIA REV E RSES LOWER ON FRENCH RESTAURANT CASES AND RUEF AND SCHMITZ ARE GUILTLESS—TO BE RELEASED ON BAIL OF $10,000 FOR EACH CASE OF BRIBERY NOW PENDING j COURT ' j SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 9.—The appellate court of California today rendered a decision which released iex-Mayor Eugene E. Schmitz from custody and declares the indictment on the charge of extortkm void. This decision probably also efTects case °f Ruef on the same charge. According to the appellate judges, compelling of the French res-1 tauran * s t0 pay "fees" to Ruef was not a crime, even though Ruef divided the "fees" with the mayor. After discussing the point, the court reverses the Judgment against Schmitz on the ground that no acts iECUTIONS TO OE PUSHED SAYS U. S. ATT'Y F. SPECIAL PROSECUTOR IS EN ROUTE TO PORTLAND TO BEGIN THE LAND FRAUD CASE AGAINST U. S. ATTORNEY HALL—SAYS SENATOR FULTON MAY HEAR MORE THAN HE DESIRES AS THE HALL CASE PROGRESSES l SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 9.—Fran- , eis J. Heney arrived here today from I j • Washington, having stopped ^Tuc son en route. After a conference with District Attorney William H. Langdon and Special Secret Service ; Agent William J. Burns in which j he made arrangements for the con- I tinuance of the trial of Patrick Cal-j roun, president of the United Rail- ! roads company, charged with brib-jthe ery, Heney will go to Portland to | commence the trial of former United States District Attorney Hall, ac- ! cused of being invilved in land ] frauds. T never dropped the prosecution j of a case in my life, as those who are under indictment for bribery | graft will learn when I return,"!by |said Heney, when told of the reports ! that TIrey L. Ford, general counsel ; for the United Railroads, would not SIX PLACES ARE FILLED NEW YORK, Jan. 9.—The work of securing a jury to try Thaw for killing White progressed rapidly this morning, the box being filled. But immediately after recess six provisional jurors were excused, leaving six places to be filled. , Railroad Aids Homeless Magnate CHICAGO, Jan. 9.— Marvin I Hughitt, president of the Chicago & ; Northwestern Railroad, yesterday donated to the homeless unemployed the city the use of a four-story j building at 59-61 Canal street, ad mirably adapted for lodging house ! purposes. It will be operated in conjunction with the lodging house, j bQr an(} gtat | Stlc8i Idaho has now ] near jy 3,000,000 acres of land un j der cana , gy8tems n, ore than ha i f 0 f whlch va8t area lB unde r actual cul : tivatlon. municipal According to the report of the state commission of Immigration, la- ! John Isbell, who left Caldwell some time ago with samples of the ____ „ ______ „# — ! Tex., returned recently and reports I were'garden and farm products of Canyon j county for the state fair at Dallas. I „turned recently and reports ! the Texas people with the exhibit. greatly pleased ! constituting a crime had been prov j e( A against him. Ruef, who pleaded j * u,lty to Porting ™ney from the ! French restaurants, is therefore equally guiltless. , The decision wipes out the French restaurant cases, and the pending the,charges of extortion against Schmitz jand Ruef must be dismissed. Both are entitled to release on bail until such time as a jury finds them guilty of accepting bribes from cor porations. Owing to the number of cases against them, the bail, fixed at $10, 000 for each case, will amount to an enormous figure, , be brought to trial on the other in dictments and that the prosecution ] of Calboun would be dropped. I Heney says that similar reports j regarding the Oregon land fraud • cases are also without foundation ill ; and that the Indicted persons j be brought to trial, I Speaking of the open letter of Senator Fulton calling upon Heney ! to prove the* charges against him, prosecutor said: | "Many of the facts against Ful ton will come out in the trial of ! Hall and the senator may learn ] more than he may wish." He said he did not believe the j charges of perjury against Puter would be pressed, and denied the re | port that he was severely criticized Roosevelt. On the contrary, he said, the president had received him ; warmly and had twice invited him to luncheon. NOTED ATHLETE KILLS HIMSELF LAWRENCE, Kan., Jan. 9.—Ur ban Angeny, captain of last year'B football team and the all-around star athlete of the Kansas universi ty, committed suicide today by jumping from Frazier hall to the university grounds. It is believed he was insane from worry. Western Passengers Affairs CHICAGO, 111., Jan. 9.—Import ant matters are slated for consider ation at the meeting of the West ern Passenger association in session here today. Among the subjects to receive at tention are the suggested wlthdraw al of second-class party fares, the collection of joint agency fees, the application of short-line fares from Chicago to Kansas City via St. T _ , . ... ... ..__ . .___. _ ! ' ou B ' ® qila f ! in tariffs filed with the Inter-state Commerce Commission that tickets are non-transferable, when it is so stated in the conditions printed on the ticket. The question of summer tourist fares for 1908 will be discussed and a number of applications for re duced rates for conventions and ! .. ___.___... . _____, I j other events will be disposed of. I - James M. Lynch of the Printers' ! union has announced his candidacy 'for re-election. Methodist College Heads Confer JACKSONVILLE, 111., Jan. 9.— The Association of Methodist Col lege Principals of the United States, of which Chancellor Day of Syra cuse University is president, met for its annual session today at the Woman's College In this city. The attendance includes the prin c *' ials °T nearly all the universities, colleges and academies of the Meth odist church throughout the coun try. FARM WAGES WILL BELOWER INDICATIONS ARE THAT WILL BE PLENTIFUL WAGES WILL FALL—PLOWING HAS BEGUN "The present labor situation indi cates a material reduction in wages I i • HELP AND for farm help," said H. L. Hubbard of the Tom Beall creek section, who Is a business visitor In the city to day. "The wages last year at the be ginning of spring plowing was $1.25 per day, and it is practically „„ ..... , , , no indication of a scarcity of farm assured that not more than $1 will be paid this year. Harvest wages will be about 25 to 30 per cent lower than last year, and there is ] are desirous of working until March hands. "Plowing is now commencing in . , „ the Tom Beall creek country, * con tinued Mr. Hubbard, "and while this is about a month earlier than plow ing usually begins, it is believed the work can be carried on without ma terial Interruption. I have received three applications from men who for their board, and while we insist upon a regular dally wage, these ap plications are suggestive of the sur plus of men In the country who are anxious to secure employment on the farms." Mr. Hubbard reports conditions most favorable for good crops and states the fall-sown grain has never looked better at this season of the year. Mississippi Historical Society JACKSON, Miss., Jan. 9.—Many members of the Mississippi Histori cal society are gathered In the capi tal city for what promises to be the most interesting annual meeting the society has ever held. The formal opening takes place this evening and the proceedings will continue over tomorrow. Among those scheduled to pre sent papers or addresses are Bishop Galloway, Prof. Franklin L. Riley of the University of Mississippi, Prof. Albert Bushnell Hart of Harv ard University, Prof. Walter L. • Fleming of Louisiana State llniver sity, Prof. Ulrich B. Phillips of Tu—tion lane University, Prof. J. E. Walms ley of Mlllsaps college, and Prof. W. ; H. Braden of South Mississippi college. ORGANIZE ALL BUILDING TRADER ------ -----------— ---- -------- meeting of the American Federation TAbor , n Norfolk A chartftr wlll ______ NEW YORK, Jan. 9.—One mill-'cabin, ion workmen will be included in ! the membership of the new organi- ! zation embracing all the building trades unions in the country which was formally launched at a meeting held today. The new body is the result of a proposal made at the last annual be asked for at the nevt meeting of j the executive council of the Amerl- , can Federation, to be held here où January 20. C. C. Bachelor, one of the pioneers of Idaho, was killed near Silver City j by being run over by a wagon while going down a hill. Bachelor took part in several of the early Indian wars, and was well known in south ern Idaho. He was 77 years old. HAVE TRAIN ROBBERS SOUGHT LIBERTY FRIENDS ON OUTSIDE READY TO HELP THEM—IM PLEMENTS FOR JAIL BREAK ING FOUND BY OFFICERS - 1 HELENA, Mont., Jan. 9.—vVed nesday morning at 10 o'clock Geoige Frankhauser and Charles McDonald, the alleged Great Northern train robbers, were arraigned in the fed eral court to answer to the chargs of robbing the government mails. They w m Afied some time dur ing February. Strict watch is being kept over the bandits at the county Jail, It having been learned they have some shrewd friends on the outside, who are trying to help them escape. While Marshal Merrifleld was bring ing them down from Kalispell he 7" a ** ,egram at DeUon in * f0rmlng hlm that he men had a ... „ ... ar,d theaaw '«und in the bosom of hack-saw which they intended to I use to saw ofT their shackles. When the prisoners arrived here they were stripped and searched McDonald's understirt. An investi gation is now in progress, and it may result In sensational develop ments. It is c urrently reported the men have a cache of $20,000 in the .... ; I hills, which, it is said, accounts for the great interest some people have Al Delmort va. Joe Wagner Wagner. . . , . been taking In the case, i PROVIDENCE, R I Jan 9 - ■ The wlnd _ up 0 f the boxing show at the Thornton club tonight is to be furn , she d by A! Delmont and Joe Next week Delmont will engage !n a 8 ,contest with : „ arry Baker of rfl „r orri ,, hpfore the Acre A c New York , ; .....—— BODIES WERE LHOPPED FOUR MURDERED MYSTERIOUS LY NOW THOUGHT TO HAVE BEEN CHOPPED TO PIECES AND THROWN IN RIVER -That Mcni FLORENCE, Colo., Jan. 9. Ercole Buffetti, Dominick chiello, Joseph Menichiello and Mrs. Frank Palmetto, who mysteriously disappeared in this city were foully murdered and their bodies chopped into small pieces is the positiva opinion of the police. This disposl Tu—tion of their bodies is believed to be partly revealed by the finding >f ; human lungs and other portions of bodies in the Arkansas river. Tony Bovori has been a rested charged with the murder of the Menichiello brothers, and is said to have confessed that he killed a man in Italy before coming to America. The Manichiello brothers were gar ideners and Buffetti was their assist ant. The woman was Boveri's house keeper, but had refused to marry jhim. She was a divorced woman. All her clotheG were found In Bovori's mill-'cabin, ! _______________ ! WAR CLOUDS DRIFT AWAY j , PARIS. Jan. 9.—The Matin today, referring to the American-Japaneae situation, declared that Roosevelt spoke to a diplomat a few.days ago the following words: 'All will be arranged in a j satisfactory manner." The last memorandum received from Japan was expressed in the most conciliatory terms, and there is not the slightest app conflict.